Curriculum Vitae

↝Short Bio:

Santa France (b. 1993, lives and works in Riga) is a Latvian digital artist mainly focusing on exploring the potential of 3D software and its usage in creating web-collages, videos, animated .GIF images and digital illustrations that deal with the themes of self-reflection, solitude, nostalgia and internet culture.

↝Education:

 

2012-2015 BA of New Media Art, Liepaja University

2000-2012 Secondary education, Jaunjelgava Secondary School

2000-2004 Fine Art, Aizkraukle Art School

↝Exhibitions:

2019 — JCE / Jeune Création Europeene - Young Artist Biennale, Le Beffroi, Paris, France

2019 — BCC:, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, England

2019 — Un/Green, RIXC Art and Science Festival, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2019 — Stumbling Through the Uncanny Valley: Sculpture and Self in the Age of Computer Generated Imagery, The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel Aviv, Israel

2019 — Safeporting (solo show), KIM? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia

2018 — Land / Sea / Signal, EUCIDA, Rua Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2018 — Zeme / Jūra / Signāls, EUCIDA, Lūznava Manor, Rēzekne, Latvia

2018 — Terre / Mer / Signaux, EUCIDA, Espace Multimedia Gantner, Bourogne, France

2017 — Le Solitaire (solo show), RIXC Center for New Media Culture, RIXC Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2017 — Virtualities and Realities, RIXC Art and Science Festival, KIM? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia

2017 — The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Homeostasis Lab pavillion, accessible online at: homeostasislab.com/Sunta-Frunce-1

2016 — Zilie ekrāni, melnās kastes, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, Liepāja, Latvia

2016 — Melns Kvadrātā, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, Kursas putni, Liepāja, Latvia

2016 — The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Homeostasis Lab pavilion, accessible online at: homeostasislab.com/Sunta-Frunce

2016 — MAZIPOS Zine Project, Visual Kontakt gallery, Bihor, Romania, accessible online at: mazipos.com/product/santa-france

2015 — asdf, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, Liepāja, Latvia

2015 — asdf, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, RIXC Media Space, Riga, Latvia

2014 — Nothin but Net, T.GIF Tournament, accessible online at tgif.via-pgh.com

2014 — Skaņas dienas, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, Liepāja, Latvia

2014 — Skaņas dienas, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, RIXC Media Space, Riga, Latvia

2013 — Konstrukcijas, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, Liepājas teātris, Liepāja, Latvia

2013 — Robeža, MPLab Art Research Laboratory, Liepāja, Latvia

↝Notable Publications:

2019 — Lucy Bourton: Santa France is fluent in the visual language of computer generated imagery, It’s Nice That, Jul. 30

(accessible at: www.itsnicethat.com/articles/santa-france-illustration-300719)

2019 — Lorna Pittaway, Feature in Intern Magazine, Jun. 3

(accessible at: intern-mag.com/santa-france)

2019 — Illustrations for article Er zit plastic in de lucht, er zit plastic in je poep. Tamar Stelling, De Correspondent, Apr. 24

(accessible at: decorrespondent.nl/er-zit-plastic-in-de-lucht)

2019 — Bcc: A Digital Art Subscription by Decoy Magazine, residing artist of March 2019

(accessible at: www.decoymagazine.ca/bcc)

2018 — Illustrations for Charting the evolution of post-internet music by Adam Harper, Red Bull Music Festival Berlin, Oct. 4

(accessible at www.redbull.com/int-en/evolution-post-internet-music)

2018 — Feature in Kim Docs: A Digital Quarterly Magazine, KIM? Contemporary Art Center, Mar. 20, pp. 68-70

(accessible at: kim.lv/en/kim_docs1-pdf

2018 — Chris Hampton: What’s Right About The Wrong Biennale? The New York Times, Jan. 25, p. 26

(accessible at: www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/arts/design/the-wrong-biennale.html)

2017 — Ilze Auzāne: Divvientulība ar datoru, Kultūras diena, Aug. 5

(accessible at: www.diena.lv/raksts/kd/maksla/divvientuliba-ar-datoru)

2017 — Lauma Laube: Vientulība virtuālajā pasaulē, Arterritory.com, Aug. 3

(accessible at: www.arterritory.com/lv/teksti/intervijas/6816-vientuliba_virtualaja_pasaule)

2017 — Lucy Bourton: Santa France, The Multimedia Artist Illustrating a Futuristic Interior Frenzy, It’s Nice That, Feb. 9

(accessible at: www.itsnicethat.com/articles/santa-france-illustration)

2016 — Cover illustration & feature in German FORM Design Magazine, Nº 268 Arbeit / Work, Oct. 13, pp. 64-61

(accessible at: form.de/de/magazine/form268)

↝Other Achievements:

2019 — Grands Prix de la Biennale JCE

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